How The All-Star Starters Were Acquired

Major League Baseball announced the results of the fan voting for the 2011 All-Star Game starters last weekend, so let's take a look at how those 17 players were acquired…

Draft

  • Rickie Weeks, Brewers – First round pick (2nd overall) in 2003.
  • Ryan Braun, Brewers – First round pick (5th overall) in 2005.
  • Derek Jeter, Yankees – First round pick (6th overall) in 1992.
  • Prince Fielder, Brewers – First round pick (7th overall) in 2002.
  • Brian McCann, Braves – Second round pick in 2002.
  • Alex Avila, Tigers – Fifth round pick in 2008.
  • Matt Kemp, Dodgers – Sixth round pick in 2003.

Trade

Free Agency

International Free Agency

  • Robinson Cano, Yankees – Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2001.
  • Jose Reyes, Mets – Signed out of the Dominican Republic in August 1999.

Jeter and A-Rod have withdrawn from the game due to nagging injuries and have been replaced in the starting lineup by Asdrubal Cabrera and Adrian Beltre, respectively. The Indians acquired Cabrera from the Mariners for Eduardo Perez in June 2006. Beltre signed with Texas as a free agent in January 2011, landing a five-year. $80MM contract.


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